report from research firm Gartner claims that Android has extended its
worldwide lead over the other operating system (OS) options, compared to this
time last year.
comparison, Android’s market share for worldwide smartphone sales stood at
86.2-percent. This is 4 more % of the market share over Q2 of last year, iOS
followed in second place with 12.9-percent of the market share, down from
14.6-percent in Q2 of last year.
iOS and Android smartphones made up a total of 99.1% of all smartphone sales
worldwide this quarter.
dropping from 2.5-percent in 2015 to 0.6-percent in 2016 and BlackBerry
dropping from 0.3-percent down to 0.1-percent.
seems to be the only OS that is showing a marked improvement over Q2 2015.
also points to the performance of various smartphone manufacturers. Likely to
be expected, Samsung is at the lead with 22.3% of total units sold increasing
from 21.8-percent’s Q2 2015 market share, while Apple is behind at 12.9% decrease
from 14.6-percent’s Q2 2015. Huawei (who came in third) also saw an increase up
from 8-percent for Q2 2015 to 8.9-percent for Q2 2016. Oppo increased their
market share quite dramatically moving from 2.4-percent in 2015 to 5.4-percent
in 2016. While Xiaomi saw a slight decrease from 4.7-percent in 2015 down to
4.5-percent in 2016.